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Best Buy to accept Amex rewards for payment, delivery

Best Buy and American Express announced a new e-commerce partnership that enables U.S. card holders enrolled in membership rewards to use their points for online purchases at The points can be used by shoppers to make purchases for delivery, or buy online and pick-up in-store.

Walmart adds 30% more BTS discounts via mobile app, online

Walmart is kicking off Back to Class Cyber Days online, featuring 30 percent more "Rollbacks" on  back-to-school  items on its mobile app. Walmart's website traffic has doubled in the past two years on July 31 through August 3 as consumers turn their attention to BTS shopping.

Asia-Pacific e-commerce poised to grow 25%

E-commerce sales are expected to reach a whopping $3.5 trillion within the next five years. In 2015 alone, online will account for 7.3 percent of global retail sales, and a large portion of that growth will be fueled by e-commerce in the Asia-Pacific market, expected to grow 25 percent this year.

Seattle grocery store partners with Instacart for delivery

Central Co-op, a natural foods store in Seattle, has partnered with Instacart to offer shoppers groceries in as little as one hour. The new partnership will create some competition for Amazon Fresh, the Amazon grocery delivery service that launched in Seattle in 2007.

Online marketplace Tictail raises $22M, competes with Etsy, Amazon

E-commerce start-up Tictail has raised $22 million in a Series B funding, led by Thrive Capital. The new funding will help Tictail to expand its mobile marketplace, where designers host storefronts in order to directly reach shoppers.

Grafton-Fraser acquires 35 Jones New York stores in Canada

Men's apparel retailer Grafton Fraser announced the acquisition of 35 Jones New York retail stores in Canada. The acquisition is part of the company's larger growth plan for the near future.

Amazon launches streaming music in the UK

Amazon announced that its Prime Music streaming service will now be available in the U.K.

EBay shuts down 3 apps, delivery service

EBay announced it will close down three of its standalone apps, including  Valet, Fashion and Motors, and will no longer operate its on-demand delivery service.

72% of luxury shoppers buy online

Almost three-quarters, 72 percent, of shoppers with the highest spending power in the United States have bought something via e-commerce in the last three months. While brick-and-mortar shopping still accounts for the bulk of luxury spending, e-commerce has increased 113 percent in the past 10 years, versus physical retail's 17 percent.

Amazon rumored to open drive-up grocery store

Amazon is developing a new drive-up concept for grocery items, according to sources close to the e-commerce retailer. Located in Silicon Valley, consumers would order grocery items online, then schedule a pickup at a dedicated facility.